• Spring snowstorm snarls traffic in NW Indiana

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — A spring snowstorm surprised motorists across northern Indiana Monday, leading to crashes that backed up traffic during the morning commute and prompting at least four counties to issue travel advisories. Snow that began falling heavily near the Illinois/Indiana...

  • Michigan chosen as 1st Midwest partner for Google views

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has been selected as the first Midwest state to partner with Google on making photos of travel destinations available through Google Maps. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Travel Michigan Vice President David West and Steve Silverman from Google Maps announced the...

  • Report shows strong outlook for Michigan's tourism industry

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A new report says that Michigan's tourism industry grew in 2014 despite the cold, wet year, and the tourism outlook is sunny going forward. The Michigan State University report says that 2014 was 6 percent cooler and 11 percent wetter than normal. Even so,...

  • Prescribed fires planned at Big South Fork, Daniel Boone

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — National Park Service fire crews will be conducting prescribed fires within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and the Daniel Boone National Forest during the next few weeks. The fires are intended to help promote species diversity and reduce...

  • Tourists flocking to Cuba 'before the Americans come'

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    HAVANA (AP) — Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. In February, they were up 187 percent; and so far this month, nearly 250 percent. The boom is just one sign that the rush is on to see...

  • University of Michigan researchers building Uganda school

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Researchers from the University of Michigan are spearheading a fundraising effort to build a community school in southwest Uganda. Nathan Chesterman and Aaron Sandel also are working to start a farm to support a lunch program at Kyakagunga (chah-kah-goongah)...

  • Hotel evacuated for several hours because of carbon monoxide

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A hotel in western Iowa had to be evacuated for several hours after carbon monoxide levels spiked in the pool area and several guests became dizzy. KETV reports (http://bit.ly/19dVrKJ ) two people were taken to the hospital for treatment and two others...

  • Analysis: Impact of Pat Harrison court ruling watched

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Davis understands the angst felt by the Pat Harrison Waterway District when member counties leave and take their money with them. Davis is executive director of the Pearl River Basin Development District. Since 2001, the district has lost five of its 15...

  • Police: Texas tourist dies in Cayman Islands after dive

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Authorities say an American tourist has died while scuba diving in waters off the Cayman Islands. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Sunday identified the dead man as 70-year-old Stephen Edward Van Buren. Van Buren was a resident of Conroe,...

  • Lighthearted, legendary Nain Rouge march returns to Detroit

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Can the scourge of Nain Rouge be driven from Detroit? That's the lighthearted, whimsical mission of Le Marche du Nain Rouge. Thousands of revelers are expected to gather Sunday in the city for the free, annual event. The Marche features masked and costumed participants...

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